Definition of Coluber

1. Noun. Racers.

Exact synonyms: Genus Coluber
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Colubridae, Family Colubridae
Member holonyms: Racer, Coluber Hippocrepis, Horseshoe Whipsnake

Definition of Coluber

1. n. A genus of harmless serpents.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coluber

Colorado fir
Colorado four o'clock
Colorado potato beetle
Colorado spruce
Colorado tick fever
Colored People's Time
Colossus of Rhodes
Colour Index
Coluber (current term)
Coluber constrictor
Coluber constrictor flaviventris
Coluber hippocrepis
Columba fasciata
Columba livia
Columba palumbus
Columbia Mental Maturity Scale
Columbia River
Columbia University
Columbia tiger lily

Literary usage of Coluber

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1919)
"These he called Coluber catenifer and Coluber vertebralis. In 1842, Holbrook established the genus Pituophis for the eastern bull- snake, which Daudin had ..."

2. The Reptile Book: A Comprehensive, Popularised Work on the Structure and by Raymond Lee Ditmars (1907)
"IN THE United States the genus Coluber is represented by five species and several distinct varieties of large and richly coloured snakes. ..."

3. Herpetology of Japan and Adjacent Territory by Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1907)
"The name Coluber was instituted by Linnaeus in 1758 for the great majority of snakes and the "genus" so designated embraced poisonous as well as ..."

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